“The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the government to remove a controversial clause in a long-controversial copyright law.The digital liberties organization is suing to remove “anti-circumvention” restrictions from Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), long a thorn in civil libertarians’ craw.The DMCA was signed in 1998. Originally intended to protect the arts industries from online privacy, it included “anti-circumvention” provisions that prohibit breaking any digital safeguards that protected copyrights. For example, a user could no longer disable the copy protection on a video tape.” (via TheHill)
EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance
“It should be no surprise that libraries and bookstores—the places where you can go pick up a copy of 1984 or Darkness at Noon—are privacy hipsters. They’ve been fighting overbroad government surveillance since before it was cool. That’s why we’re proud to have filed an amicus brief on behalf of a coalition of associations of libraries and booksellers in Wikimedia v. NSA, a case challenging the government’s warrantless surveillance of the Internet backbone.” (via EFF)
“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief today urging a federal court to find that the fair use doctrine shelters Google’s Book Search “snippet” project from copyright infringement claims from the Authors Guild. EFF was joined by three associations representing over 100,000 libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries.”
“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined several national library associations in urging a federal court to find that the fair use doctrine permitted the creation of a valuable digital library.
EFF – “Every year we put together a birthday fund-raiser to commemorate another 365 days of fighting for your digital civil liberties. This year, we’re celebrating two decades of determined advocacy for freedom wherever bits are found, and the revelry will be unmatched by celebrations past!”
Congrats on 20 years!!